The Rook first appeared with Vampirella in Warren Publishing’s Vampi #70, redistributed in Dynamite Entertainment’s Vampirella Archives #10. In Warren Publishing’s Eerie #95, the duo formed the Time Force along with the benevolent alien depicted in W. B. DuBay’s Daddy and The Pie. In 1995 Harris Comics enlisted Emmy Award winning storyboard artist Kirk Van Wormer and highly acclaimed writer Thomas E Sniegoski to recreate The Rook in a Vampirella mini series collaboration, Chains of Chaos.
On top of editing Vampirella during its distribution heyday of 97,530 issues, Bill DuBay wrote more stories than any other writer. His creations and co-creations are still being published today. It is widely accepted that Bill DuBay was the greatest Vampirella vissionary and storyteller.